In the 4,000-year history of research into Pi, results have never been as prolific as present. This book describes, in easy-to-understand language, the latest and most fascinating findings of mathematicians and computer scientists in the field of Pi. Attention is focused on new methods of high-speed computation. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the source code of all programs described, algorithms for Pi computation, instructions for testing hardware with programs for Pi computation, and complete high-precision libraries.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -264) and index